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1993 hyundai sonata has check engine light on and is stuck in limp mode and wont shift out of second gear

I have a 1993 hyundai sonata and it is currently stuckk in limp mode. My check engine light is on and the car will only start off in second gear and will not shift out of second gear. What causes this?

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The .pcm puts it in limp mode and it will stay in mode until light is turned off. You need to get the trouble code, repair it, erase the codes (with a scanner that retrieves the codes), and then you will be out of limp home mode.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

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SOURCE: transmission/shifting 2001 Sante Fe - Hyundai

Sounds like you might have serious internal transmission problems.

As soon as you can, get someone with a code reader to plug in the vehicle and find out what the code is for the Check Engine light to come on. Might give you a better picture of what`s going on.

It could also (cross your fingers) be something more usual like a clogged transmission filter (located inside the pan), or shift solenoid.

By the way, have you checked the level, look & smell of your transmission fluid?

Level should be checked with the vehicle running, after passing it in all gear ranges on the shifter, and putting it back in park (Check it on "cold" or "hot" level depending on if it`s been driving for a while or not).

As for look and smell, it should be reddish and not smell burnt. Hard to describe the smell of burnt transmission fluid, but normal fluid does not smell too strongly, kind of sweet. Burnt oil is usually black and has a strong odor. If the oil is burnt you have internal damage to the transmission.

One piece of advice I give you is get it fixed as soon as possible because if you don`t already have serious internal transmission problems, the longer you wait, the more chances you have of getting some, to the point of the vehicle just refusing to move. And believe me, speaking from experience, the transition point from the symptoms you describe to total refusal to move and the need for a tow/transmission rebuild is not that long usually.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: check engine light and how to diagnois and reset 1999 Hyundai Sonata

I had same problem and my repair shop just replaced a sensor in the tranny. Said it was a defect by Hyundai,but they won't recall it.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Hyundai Sonata jerking and causing poor performance

The turbine shaft speed sensor can cause this problem, It is also know as the transmission input shaft speed sensor. It will cause the transmission to **** and also stick in 3rd gear, which wound cause slow acceleration.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you reset the check engine light on hyundai sonata?

Just disconnect your battery for a couple of minutes.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Hyundai Elantra gear shift stuck in Park.

check for the brake switch if this doesnt work wont release from park if this ok then i will check the shifter cable check for power and ground

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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